Confessions of a Lapsed Neo-Davidsonian: Events and Arguments in Compositional Semantics
Contrasts the Davidsonian strategy of sentence semantics, which treats verbs as sets of ordered sequences of participants then extends the sequences to embrace the swell event; with the neo-Davidsonian, which considers verbs as sets of events and associates participants with these events through rel
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An Initial Justification
Chapter 3 Events Quantification and Plurality
Chapter 4 Davidsonian Semantics
Chapter 5 The Devil in the Davidsonian Details
Chapter 6 NeoDavidsonian Semantics
Chapter 7 Attempting to Justify NeoDavidsonian Composition
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Samuel L. Bayer
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